What is a public notary?
A notary public (or notary or public notary) in the common law world is a public officer constituted by law to serve the public in non-contentious matters usually concerned with estates, deeds, powers-of-attorney, and foreign and international business. A notary’s main functions are to administer oaths and affirmations, take affidavits and statutory declarations, witness and authenticate the execution of certain classes of documents, take acknowledgments of deeds and other conveyances, protest notes and bills of exchange, provide notice of foreign drafts, prepare marine or ship’s protests in cases of damage, provide exemplifications and notarial copies, and perform certain other official acts depending on the jurisdiction. Any such act is known as a notarization. The term notary public only refers to common-law notaries and should not be confused with civil-law notaries.
– source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_notary
Public notary services for Sydney
So where do you get your documents notarised? We’ve noticed that over time, we’ve assisted clients from all over Sydney, and while we still encourage clients to find a public notary who is located closer to them, we still have some clients who’ll travel from the Central Coast or as far south as Wollongong or even Canberra for us to assist them to notarise their documents.
In support of our many clients from across the Sydney metropolitan area, we remain committed to offering some of the lowest cost public notary services in Sydney. So you know three’s a good reason for you to travel to Parramatta to see us and notarise your documents.
Public notary services are necessary whenever you’re sending documents from Australia to other countries. Some documents might be written in languages other than English and according to foreign laws – but that’s ok. We’re used to dealing with documents from all over the world and in many different languages. You’ll also find that we’re registered with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, so no matter where your documents are going, or which country they’re going to, you’ll be able to obtain an apostille or authentication without problem.
Our goal is to ensure that there’s always sufficient supply of public notary services to meet the increasing demand across Sydney even if it means travelling to our office in Parramatta, which is conveniently located in the geographic center of Sydney metropolitan area.
Do you have any questions regarding this article?
If you have never had to have a document notarised before, you may find our role as a notary public, the notary public services that we provide, and this whole process (especially authentication, legalisation and apostille) to be confusing and daunting. Do not worry! We are here to try to simplify it, make it easy for you to understand, and to guide you or assist you with achieving your desired goal.
So, what next?
If you are now ready to proceed with having your document notarised, please visit our Notary Fees page for a FREE quote on our notary public services or just call us on 02 9687 8885 and speak to our friendly staff about your requirements.
Why choose Phang Legal for your notary public services?
We are a leading provider of notary public services in Sydney known for our low-cost fixed fee notary services, our availability to provide notary public services on short notice, and our focus on personal and timely notary public services. With our offices conveniently located in Parramatta, the geographic centre of the Sydney metropolitan area, our notary public assists clients from across all suburbs of Sydney and beyond.
This website is maintained by Phang Legal, an incorporated legal practice in Parramatta and a leading provider of notary public services to clients across Sydney. Extensive experience and low-cost fixed prices ensures quality services and satisfied clients.
Ern Phang is the solicitor director of Phang Legal and a notary public. Ern regularly writes about his experiences as a notary public and the kinds of issues faced by his clients in sending documents overseas.
All information contained in this article is for general purposes only and correct as at the time of publication. You should only rely on information and advice that is specific to your situation and current at the time you wish to rely on it.